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Greater Richmond ranks among Top 10 for Projects Per Capita

March 21, 2024

Richmond, Va., skyline

RICHMOND, Va. (March 21, 2024) – The Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP) announces that Richmond ranked among the 10 Best Cities for Projects per Capita according to Conway Data and published by Site Selection Magazine.

Greater Richmond’s position among the Top 10 reflects the region’s ongoing commitment to regional collaboration. Thanks to the activity of GRP’s local partners in the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico, Greater Richmond’s successful attraction efforts continued with 40 new or expanding projects in 2023.

“This recognition highlights the success of our collaborative efforts in promoting Greater Richmond for economic development and business investment,” said GRP President + CEO Jennifer Wakefield. “Projects like Civica, Plenty Unlimited and Unilock helped to secure this ranking. Together, these three announcements alone generated 400+ jobs and a total of nearly $384 million in capital investments.”

Site Selection Magazine is an industry leader that publishes economic development news and rankings. Earning a top ranking from the publication can place Greater Richmond top-of-mind for many corporate executives and site location consultants. The region placed as a Tier 1 Top Metro competing against Chicago, Louisville, Columbus and others.


About GRP

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. GRP attracts new companies to the region by providing in-depth market data, marketing the region globally and generating quality economic opportunities. For more information, visit